Apply for a visa

Information about starting your application

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Step-by-step guide

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  • Identify visa type

    Choose the right visa for your trip

    Before booking an appointment, you are kindly invited to:

    Visit the official website FRANCE-VISAS.

    First click on “1. Do you need a visa?” and, if you need it, get an indicative list of supporting documents and the amount of the visa fees to be paid. Additional information are available under the tabs “General information” (which includes “Guidelines”), “Coming to France for…”, “Your arrival in France”, “FAQ” (on top of the Home page), or using the quick links at the bottom of the Homepage.

  • Begin your application

    Get started with your visa application

    On the FRANCE-VISAS website, click on “2. Start your visa application”: create an account and answer the questions on-line (your visa application form will be automatically filled in and available for printing);

    At the end of the visa application form filling process, a list of supporting documents and the amount of visa fees will be displayed;

    Then you are invited to click on the France-Visas page to get the necessary information regarding appointments.

  • Book an appointment

    Choose a Visa Application Centre and make an appointment

    Once you have applied for your visa, you need to book an appointment to have your fingerprints and photo taken at a Visa Application Centre. This is known as ‘biometric information’.

    Once you’ve booked your appointment, you’ll receive an appointment confirmation email along with the letter of appointment.

    If you are part of a family or group, you’ll have to book individual appointments for each member of the family or group. 

  • Pay your fees

    Find out the amount you need to pay

    If payment online of the service fees is not available, you will have to pay the service fees, in addition of the visa fees, at the Visa Application Centre, at the time of your appointment.


    - The cost of the VFS service fees is 30 euros per visa applicant.
    - This amount is payable in local currency at the conversion rate set by the french authorities and which therefore varies to take account of exchange rate fluctuations.
    - In local currency, this amount is approximately 111 NIS
    - The service fees must be paid at the VFS center when submitting the visa application.
    - The VFS center offers optional services
    - Optional services can be paid at the VFS center.

    2. VISA FEES

    - Visa fees are mentioned on the website FRANCE-VISAS ( as well as on the list of required documents provided with the visa application form.
    - Visa fees must be paid in local currency at the VFS center.
    - Methods of payment: cash.

  • Visit a Visa Application Centre

    Attend your scheduled appointment

    You’ll have to submit your complete visa application form at a Visa Application Centre in person, unless instructed otherwise.

  • Track your application

    Stay informed about the progress of your application

    You will receive an email update and an SMS when your passport has been returned to the Visa Application Centre. 

    You can also track your visa application status online from the France-Visas website (under “4. Track your application”):

    Use the Reference Number present on the invoice/receipt issued by the Visa Application Centre along with your last name to access this service.

  • Collect your passport

    Receive your passport from the Visa Application Centre

    After a visa application decision has been made, you can pick up your documents from the Visa Application Centre or optionally, have your documents returned to you by courier for an additional fee.

    For some Visa Application Centres, your documents will only be returned via courier. Please check with the Visa Application Centre at time of your appointment for the options available to collect your documents.

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